Capacity Building Workshops

Faith-Based Services

Dialogues between
Funders & Nonprofits

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx

Donor Centered Dialogues

Capacity-Builder Awards
l Past Awardees


Awards & Recognition

Clients & Sponsors




Valerie Oliver-Durrah

Board of Directors

NTAC Accomplishments
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The Neighborhood Technical
Assistance Clinic
(NTAC) is a registered  nonprofit organization



Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx

Launched in 1998, the NTAC Meet the Grantmakers program has brought countless neighborhood- and faith-based organizations together with funders, building greater capacity for grass-roots social services.


Our 2014 series continues this 17-year tradition with  Dialogue between Funders and Nonprofits.  See the 2014 schedule below for this FREE program in your Borough.


2014 Sponsors



NYC Council Members
Darlene Mealy, Debi Rose and Leroy Comrie, Domenic Recchia and I. Daneek Miller 

NYS Assemblywoman Annette Robinson

NYS Senator
Velmanette Montgomery

2014 Schedule

Leading In Times Of Uncertainty


Friday, January 24, 2014 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York

      Host: Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President,
College of Staten Island
in consultation with Staten Island NFP Association, Inc.


Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

203 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Host: The Honorable Darlene Mealy,
New York City Councilwoman, 41st District


Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115


Host:  Paula Mayo, Executive Director, The Interchurch Center

Part of Women's History Month celebration featuring the transformative work of three Black Clergywomen, Senior Pastors of Fellowship Covenant Church, Willis Avenue United Methodist Church and Jesus Saves Back to Life Ministries, Inc.

With a special Free the Girls announcement ( www.freethegirls.org )

Post Event Release


Monday, June 23, 2014 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM

 York College-CUNY
Academic Core Building, Faculty Dining Room – 2D01
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11451

Host. Marcia V. Keizs, President, York College,
in collaboration with York College School of Continuing Education,
& The Honorable I. Daneek Miller, New York City Councilman, 27th District


To Be Determined

Monroe College – King Hall
2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, New York

Host: Stephen J. Jerome, President, Monroe College


2008 10th Anniversary
Meet the Grantmakers Highlights

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Meet the Grantmakers - Staten Island
College of Staten Island, Center For The Arts
2800 Victory Blvd.,
Staten Island, New York
Host: Thomas D. Morales, President
in consultation with
Staten Island NFP Association, Inc.


Thursday, February 7, 2008
Meet the Grantmakers - Brooklyn

Concord Baptist Church of Christ
833 Marcy Avenue/Corner of Madison
Brooklyn, New York
Host: Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson, Pastor
in collaboration with
Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President

Presentation of the
Community Capacity Builders Awards


Special Tributes... 

As grantmaker panelists, the following organizations have generously provided invaluable direction and insight to the fund-raising process for more than 1,500 grassroots organizations: 

21st Century Foundation ¡ The After-School Corporation ¡ American Express ¡Avon ¡ Viola W. Bernard Foundation ¡ Black Women for Black Girls ¡ Citibank ¡ The Christ Fund ¡ City Parks Foundation ¡  Concord Church of Christ  ¡ Concord Community Development Corporation ¡ ConEdison ¡ Daphne Foundation ¡ Nathan Cummings Foundation ¡ Eileen Fisher Foundation  ¡ Fund for the City of New York ¡ Hasbro Children’s Foundation ¡ Charles Hayden Foundation ¡ Independence Community Foundation ¡ Macy's ¡Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation ¡ J.P. Morgan/Chase & Co. ¡ JP Morgan Private Banking ¡ Ms. Foundation ¡ KeySpan Energy ¡ The Nathan Cummings Foundation ¡ New York City Department of Homeless Services ¡ New York City Department of Youth and Community Development ¡ New York Community Trust ¡ The New York Foundation ¡ New York Nonprofit Finance Board ¡ New York State Assemblyman William F. Boyland ¡ New York State Office of Children and Family Services ¡ New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery ¡ The New York Times Foundation ¡ The New York Women’s Foundation ¡ North Star Fund ¡ Partnership for Parks ¡ Presbyterian Committee on Self-Development of People ¡ Richmond County Savings Foundation ¡ Robin Hood Foundation ¡ Rockefeller Brothers Fund ¡ Rudin Family Foundation ¡ The Staten Island Foundation ¡ The Sister Fund ¡ Tommy Hilfiger Corporation Foundation ¡ Toys R Us Foundation ¡ United Hospital Fund ¡ United Way of New York City ¡ Union Square Awards ¡ Verizon ¡ Washington Mutual ¡ WCBS TV. 

If you would like to be a panelist at the next Meet the Grantmakers symposium,
please contact 


Independence Community Foundation, Marilyn Gelber
Marilyn Gelber, Independence Community Foundation with Shon Gables, CBS Channel 2

Richmond County Savings Foundation
Laureen Henry, Richmond County Savings Foundation

Valerie Oliver-Durrah and Marty Markowitz
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Valerie Oliver-Durrah, President, NTAC

Meet the Grantmaker Panelists
Kevin Mahoney, Verizon; Betsey Dubovsky, The Staten Island Foundation.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for an outstanding event.  I must tell you that your "Meet the Grantmakers" event is my highlight of the year...it is an outstanding opportunity for nonprofits to attain skills, gather important information and refuel.

Chaya Abelsky, NPHD Helping Nonprofits Do Good, Better


Opportunities to meet foundation representatives are invaluable.  It was apparent that you are well respected and loved by your community. 
Tracy Olivier Flowers, West Orange, N.J.


Your new format was excellent. Everything was very structured but personal. Thank you for bringing funders to us that we may not have even met otherwise thank you for loving the grassroots, thank you for loving Brooklyn.  
Bisi Iderabdullah, Executive Director, IMANI HOUSE, INC.

Dear Valerie, You’re the best! 
Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President


I just wanted to thank you for organizing the event at CSI today. It is the first one I've been to, but it won't be the last. Great job! 
Richard Goffman, Director of Marketing and Community Relation, The Eden II Programs

Last Update:  05/17/2017

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